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February 19, 2020

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Suspected jihadists held in Maldives after foreigners stabbed

Suspected jihadists held in Maldives after foreigners stabbed

Maldives police arrested three suspected Islamic extremists Thursday over the stabbing of three foreigners in the upmarket tourist destination.Two Chinese men and an Australian were in a stable condition after being stabbed Tuesday, just two months after secur

Switzerland divided over new law against homophobia

Switzerland divided over new law against homophobia

For gay rights campaigner Jean-Pierre Sigrist, the new law being voted on in a referendum in Switzerland on Sunday might have stopped him getting beaten up four decades ago."And maybe I would not have been laughed at when I went to the police," said the 71-y

Mystery of drugged babies deepens after German probe blunder

Mystery of drugged babies deepens after German probe blunder

Fresh questions emerged Tuesday in the case of five babies who were drugged at a German hospital, after police said they made "a mistake" in arresting a nurse for attempted manslaughter.The five babies, aged between one day and five weeks at the time, all su

Frenchman seeks pardon for father, guillotined in 1957

Frenchman seeks pardon for father, guillotined in 1957

France's highest constitutional body began examining a complaint Tuesday from a Frenchman seeking a law change to allow a pardon for his father who was executed in 1957 for killing a policeman in an armed robbery.The law in France, which abolished capital pun

Thirteen children killed in Kenya primary school stampede

Thirteen children killed in Kenya primary school stampede

At least 13 children died and dozens of others were injured in a stampede as they left their primary school in Kenya on Monday, local police said, with investigators still trying to ascertain the cause of the tragedy.The police have launched an inquiry into wh